In this regard, conventional models whose sales were deemed not very profitable were forced to be discontinued or discontinued. One of them is the Sonata sedan.
The sedan has stopped production. Company insiders reveal that the Sonata will indeed be discontinued at the Hyundai plant, as its assembly line will be changed to produce more electric vehicles.
Hyundai is currently preparing a midsize electric sedan known as the Ioniq 6, which is built on the same E-GMP platform as the popular Ioniq 5. This new electric vehicle will be launched later this year.
Regarding the fate of the Sonata sedan, whether it will be advanced to become an electric car, Hyundai has not confirmed, because until now there is no plan to produce an electric sonata.
“We can’t rule out the electric Sonata, but we are prioritizing the development of a compact electric car over the less popular midsize vehicles,” said the source.
Based on declining sales in South Korea in recent years, the Sonata is likely to be rested. The reason is because the eighth generation of this car is considered not yet considered appropriate to be brought forward to the production table.
Currently, the Sonata model sold in South Korea is only the Sonata 2.5 Premium model. This car is powered by a 2.5-liter Smartstream four-cylinder MPI engine that produces 180 PS and 232 Nm of power.